>> Oct 15, 2008
A 19 year old girl from Virginia, USA has changed her name to Cutout Dissection.com!! Strange to hear?? Read on..
The former Jennifer Thornburg — whose driver’s license now reads Dissection.com, Cutout wanted to do something to protest animal dissections in schools. A snapshot of her license is shown below:
Her new name is also the Web address for an anti-dissection page of the site for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA), where she is interning.
The Asheville High School graduate who's working in Virginia said she began opposing dissections in middle school after a class assignment to cut up a chicken wing made her uncomfortable. She helped create a policy at her high school that allows students who object to dissections to complete an alternative assignment.
Despite her legally changing the name, she said most of her family members still call her Jennifer(and it will take time and that's obvious!!).
She said that she normally do have to repeat her name several times when she is introducing herself to someone new. Once they find out what her name is, they want to know more about what the Web site is about.
Exclusive interview with her can be found here.
Interesting isn't it? Now, what have you done for animals?